Griffin Hospital offers free CPR training, health insurance guidance at upcoming fair

Griffin Hospital will be offering free CPR Anytime training and health insurance assistance during the annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair on Sept. 21.

CPR Anytime is a non-certifying CPR program for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR skills, choking relief and AED awareness.

Participants will receive their own CPR Anytime kit so that they can share the skills with close family and friends. The kit includes a manikin, instructional DVD and pamphlet.

The roughly half-hour program will be 9:30, 10:30 and 12:30 p.m. To secure a spot or for more information, call Cathi at 203-732-1337.

Individuals interested in enrolling in Access Health CT can get free, one-on-one help from certified assisters at the fair. The Access Health CT assisters can offer guidance when selecting coverage, verify that all paperwork is completed properly, check if an individual qualifies for financial aid and help complete enrollment.

Call 203-732-1136 or email for more information.

About the fair

Sponsored by the Valley Parish Nurses of Griffin Hospital, the Valley Community Foundation, Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley, Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley and Griffin Faculty Physicians, the fair will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, One Positive Place, Shelton.

It will feature carnival games, a moon bounce and magic show. Free food, drinks and healthy snacks will be available.

Other activities include health, wellness and safety interactive displays, a car seat and bike helmet clinic, the Child Identification Program (CHIP), fire engines and rescue vehicles, a safety house to teach about safety features in homes, and much more.

Free bike helmets will be available for the first 400 children.